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Codium parvulum (Bory ex Audouin) P.C.Silva

Publication details
Codium parvulum (Bory ex Audouin) P.C.Silva in P.C.Silva & Lipkin 2003: 379

Published in: Silva, P.C. & Lipkin, Y. (2003). Marine algae published by Savigny in the zoological part of "Description de l'Égypte". Cryptogamie, Algologie 24: 371-386.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Codium is Codium tomentosum Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Spongodium parvulum Bory ex Audouin

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Spongodium parvulum Bory ex Audouin 1817

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Codium parvulum (Bory ex Audouin) P.C.Silva)
Africa: Egypt (Israel et al 2010).

South-west Asia: Israel (Israel et al 2010, Hoffman et al. 2014 ), Lebanon (Bitar et al. 2017 ).

Distributional notes
This species was introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 271) via the Suez Canal, being first found in Israel in 2004 (Israel et al. 2010). It appears to be confined to Israel at present (2015). - (6 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

Israel, A., Einav, R., Silva, P.C., Paz, G., Chacana, M.E. & Douek, J. (2010). First report of the seaweed Codium parvulum (Chlorophyta) in Mediterranean waters: recent blooms on the northern shores of Israel. Phycologia 49: 107-112.

Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. [1]-362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.

Created: 05 May 2010 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 November 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Israel, A., Einav, R., Silva, P.C., Paz, G., Chacana, M.E. & Douek, J. (2010). First report of the seaweed Codium parvulum (Chlorophyta) in Mediterranean waters: recent blooms on the northern shores of Israel. Phycologia 49: 107-112.

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